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How to create a subdomain for use with Blogger

 Not all sites are meant solely for blogging. Some websites only include a blog for marketing purposes only. This is because blogs can drive traffic to your site. Each site visitor is a potential customer who can end up buying products or services on the website. I am going to show you how you can create a subdomain that can then be used as a custom domain on Blogger. Creating a subdomain in CPanel Most web hosting companies in Zimbabwe provide packages that come with CPanel and therefore I shall use it as an example. It is easy to create a subdomain in CPanel. A subdomain has two main purposes. It can act be used to host a different website or to organize the main domain so as to improve the user experience. If your main domain is 'example.com', then a subdomain can be 'blog.example.com'. To create 'blog.example.com', simply lo into CPanel and head on to the section written 'subdomains'. Go on to create your subdomain by just entering the word 'blog

My top six social media apps

I have placed social media apps into six categories and I am going to tell you my favourite app in each and one of the categories. I have six classifications of social networking platforms namely: 

1. Instant messaging apps

2. Live streaming apps.

3. Anonymous messaging apps.

4. Blogging platforms.

5. Video sharing apps.

6. Image sharing apps.


 WhatsApp gained traction due to its ease of login and absence of adverts. It is also affordable and does not have privacy issues and for that I place it on first position in the category of instant messaging apps. There are several great alternatives to WhatsApp which are Viber, Signal, Messenger, Telegram, Line and Wechat. 



In the second category, live streaming apps, my favourite is Bigo Live which uses video streaming as its mainstay. The younger generation is moving away from texting to live streaming. According to research , Facebook users are aged on average between 24 to 35. Tik Tok is also the in thing these days but it currently does not have live broadcasting feature but it can give Bigo Live a run for its money. Live broadcasts can prevent cat fishing and minimize fraud on social networks and therefore dating apps like Lovoo are using the same feature and hence are great contenders to Bigo Live. 

On pole position in the third category is Whisper. WhatsApp gained popularity because of its use of just a phone number to login. Now imagine a scenario whereby a user does not need to provide any information at all but the app automatically assigns a username and is able to differentiate each user. This is what makes Whisper the king of anonymous messaging apps. I first got a taste of the world of secret chats when Rumr was introduced. I love anonymous chats as they are a cure for loneliness or boredom as you can use them to strike a conversation with strangers from any part of the globe. You can discuss any topic as long as it does not lend you into trouble with law enforcement . Whisper relies on information  that it stores on the phone to identify the user. You can uninstall the app and reinstall it later to start of from where you left as long as you do not delete the whisper folder which is created upon initially installing the app.

Whisper respects privacy. There is no need of supplying a phone number or  a profile photo. You can connect with a lot of people all over the world. It also allows users to rate chats which can help alert users to social misfits like cyber bullies and perverts. You can turn on location to connect to people nearby and there is also the ability to chat anonymously , to make friends and chat privately and to join or form groups.

The two disadvantages of Whisper are spam and adverts. I also feel that its image backgrounds which are mandatory for every post can deplete internet bundles faster and makes use of the app expensive in countries like Zimbabwe where the cost of data is high. 

When it comes to the fourth category, Medium beats all other apps hands down. In this category I place LinkedIn on second position followed by Twitter (a micro-blogging platform). There are other apps in this category like Blogger, WordPress, Wix,  Facebook and Tumblr.

On pole position in the fifth category is TikTok. This is where you can find amazing  video content which does consume much data. On second place is YouTube and then Vimeo. I know most people are used to YouTube which is great for content creators who would like to generate an income but Vimeo offers some features which are awesome especially for delivering video tutorials as you can select who can view your content.  

In the last category which is the photo sharing apps, Flickr rules the roost. However, I find myself using Instagram and Pinterest professionally.  


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